It’s hard to wait, especially living in a society that has become so accustomed to instant gratification. We even get impatient when we have to wait more than a couple minutes for our fast food order! This time of the year little children can’t wait for Christmas to finally arrive. For them it seems like forever. Imagine waiting for something a whole lifetime and never receiving what you’ve been promised. That’s the story of millions of believers who have gone before us. Theirs is in an incredible story of trust and perseverance.
Then an angel appeared to a young couple. In an instant their lives turned upside down. What the world had been waiting for so long God was about to bring to fulfillment through them. What was it like to see the promises that so many had been waiting for being fulfilled before their very eyes?
In this series we’re going to relive the wonder of prophecy fulfilled as it was experienced by the participants of the first Christmas, and find encouragement for our own times of waiting on the Lord.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
Simeon and Anna give us a stirring picture of what it means to wait on the Lord and finally experience the joy of God’s promises fulfilled. How have you experienced the joy of God’s promises fulfilled? Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-40
God promised that he would send a forerunner who would prepare the way for the coming Savior by proclaiming our need for deliverance. How is God preparing your heart for your Deliverer? Sermon Text: Mark 1:1-8
God’s people were waiting for a Prophet like Moses. The prophet brought God’s word to the ears of God’s people. God sent his Son into this world to reveal his truth that you might see and understand his promises fulfilled. Sermon Text: John 1:1-9
God’s people were waiting for the promised great High Priest. The priest was the representative of God before the people, offering the require sacrifices for sin. Jesus came into the world to represent you in his life and his sacrificial death and bring you God’s promised salvation. Sermon Text: Matthew 1:18-25
God’s people were waiting for the promised King of kings. The king was the protector and the deliverer of God’s people. God came into the world so that he could keep his promise to protect and deliver you. Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-35